|Project by MikeSpanky||posted 12-26-2014 02:41 PM||1504 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
Of all the woodworking projects I’ve done for gifts this season, these were probably the most fun. After watching all you wood-jocks having too much fun making them, I thought I would give it a go. Except for breaking several band-saw blades things went well.
My first was pic 3. Used a couple of pieces of hickory along with some poplar and cedar. Using the hard woods made it a little difficult to cut through with my lower grade band-saw. For the rest I glued up a variety of poplar, pine and cedar scraps I had around and things went much smoother.
Since the boxes were to be gifts for Christmas I decided to personalize them. My idea was to design them using the first initial of each grandson’s name. B from Blake, M from Micah, N from Nick and C from Clay. The N and the C letters both were quite challenging but the final outcomes I thought looked good. Of all the woodworking gifts I gave, these got the greatest attention.
The interior is flocked. Exterior is Danish oil followed by several coats of poly oil base.
Thanks for looking.
-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.